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Nick Lowe — Big Kick, Plain Scrap
Album: Basher: The Best of Nick Lowe
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Big kick, plain scrap
You better shut that trap
Or come and get it.
You kick like a mule.
You eat like a pig.
You drink like a fish.
Oh you're a queer one, baby.
Oh, when you hold me, in the night
On drugs.
You're so nice on drugs.

Big kick, plain scrap
You better cut this crap
Or come and get it.
You monkey around
You playin' with a horse
You fish, of course,
You're a cheap one, baby.

Oh when you kiss me, in the night.
On drugs.
You're so big on drugs.

When you clip me, in the night
Yeah, at the Crest Motel
On drugs.
On drugs.
Drugs, drugs.
So nice on drugs.

Big kick, plain scrap
You better cut this crap
Or come and get it.
You monkey around
You playin' with a horse
You fish, of course,
You're a deep one, baby.

Big kick.
Big kick, plain scrap.

Big kick, big kick, big kick, plain scrap.
When you kiss me,
In the night.
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Bill.  I discovered the connection.   Sabre Dance done by Dave Edmunds of the then current "Love Sculpture".   You played Sabre Dance much earlier this afternoon but from 1939.

 
Good tune.  My favourite from Nick would be Crawling From the Wreckage.

But I think I might be confusing his version with Dave Edmunds.
 
Never heard this one before - fun little tune.
these guys were just plain FUN...{#Dancingbanana}
Haven't heard this in years.  Thanks, RP.
 bigcat wrote:

I like the sound of breaking glass, but I don't like cats, and this sounds like cats. Do like the Basher, though.

 
Let me make sure I've got this straight—bigcat doesn't like cats. Okay, I can dig that.

 johkir wrote:
reminds me of Fat Boy Slims 'Weapon of Choice.'  I wonder if Fat Boy sampled this one.
 

Mee,too.
Has a funky beat too.
I saw Nick as a warm up act at a concert in the 80's and I can't even remember the head liner. I was front row center stage and at the time I had no idea who Nick Lowe was. In his band was Paul Carrack of Ace and Squeese playing keyboards, they covered some of Paul's tunes from his previous bands, they rocked the house and played this tune. I can remember Nick and Paul but I still don't remember the band afterwards. Perhaps too much smoke and drink.


I like the sound of breaking glass, but I don't like cats, and this sounds like cats. Do like the Basher, though.


 OldFrenchie wrote:
Oh my god, PLEASE never play this shit again!
 
OK Captain Negative, why don't you and the crew of the SS Crapmeister head back to the ship where you can commiserate amongst yourselves. . .

{#Snooty}

 camden_hampden wrote:
I'm really surprised at the negative posts and low rating. I love this song and think that this style that Nick was playing with was way ahead of its time. Perhaps, for those hearing it for the first time now it may be off-putting. I dunno, I still dig its bizarre, frenetic playfulness.
 

{#Yes}
Nick Lowe is soo cool.
I'm gonna give this a 10 just to tick off the naysayers. 
Well, maybe an 8.
 johkir wrote:
reminds me of Fat Boy Slims 'Weapon of Choice.'  I wonder if Fat Boy sampled this one.
 
Me too! I love both songs.

That is a funky beat!  Great drums!
I'm really surprised at the negative posts and low rating. I love this song and think that this style that Nick was playing with was way ahead of its time. Perhaps, for those hearing it for the first time now it may be off-putting. I dunno, I still dig its bizarre, frenetic playfulness.
Great guitar sound.
I'd really dislike this song if I didn't know that it was a Nick Lowe track.    
reminds me of Fat Boy Slims 'Weapon of Choice.'  I wonder if Fat Boy sampled this one.
Hee hee, I thought from the first few bars that this was Blue Man Group. {#Drummer}{#Drummer}{#Drummer}
......one word Bill, wow.
Nice to hear this again!
 spacemoose wrote:

I dunno man.  I like drugs, and my sphincter is pretty loose (I just had a monster BM), but musically this doesn't do much for me.

 
{#Lol}           {#High-five}
Oh my god, PLEASE never play this shit again!
If this was the first time I had ever tuned into RP, I would never tune in again.
 maryte wrote:
Way too much fun! How on earth could this be rated below a 6?? Unpucker your backsides, folks!
 
I dunno man.  I like drugs, and my sphincter is pretty loose (I just had a monster BM), but musically this doesn't do much for me.

Your so nice on drugs....oh yea, the 70's...{#Chillpill}
MojoJojo wrote:
Big prick, oh snap! Not really, I just wanted to say that.
Way too much fun! How on earth could this be rated below a 6?? Unpucker your backsides, folks!
jhorton wrote:
All these years I've been waiting for the B 52's to cover Fleetwood Macs, " Tusk," and finally my prayers have been answered! Seriously though, hard to believe Nick Lowe could do something this bad.....
Hahahaha, nice!
Surprised at the low rating here, but this one really is better as part of the album than by itself. Get a copy of Labor of Lust, and give the whole thing (or this side of the LP if its on vinyl) a listen. This one segues nicely into American Squirm, the next cut.
All these years I've been waiting for the B 52's to cover Fleetwood Macs, " Tusk," and finally my prayers have been answered! Seriously though, hard to believe Nick Lowe could do something this bad.....
Dave_B wrote:
I LOVE Nick Lowe. A massively, massively underated talent.
Ditto that, friend.
Bad_Art wrote:
On first listen this is pretty good but I bet it would get old fast.
Just like bad art, right?
bokey wrote:
And nary a hit to show for it.
(What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love, and Understanding a big enough hit for ya?
rosedraws wrote:
most excellent
Welly wrote:
Heard this in the background and thought it was Tusk by Fleetwood Mac. Who ripped who off?
Both albums were released in 1979...
Big prick, oh snap! Not really, I just wanted to say that.
Heard this in the background and thought it was Tusk by Fleetwood Mac. Who ripped who off?
Yeah, only 30+ years worth. ONLY. Stuff that yawn, bright boy. Jerry_Scott wrote:
I'm not feeling this at all. Hopefully, Nick has some better stuff.
MiketheKnife wrote:
Nick Lowe has been doing wonderful music way before Beck was able to go PooPoo on his own.
And nary a hit to show for it. Also I don't get the Beck comparisons at all. Not at all.
froggy wrote:
Hey! I was wondering if anybody but me ever noticed the similarities between this song and Beck's stuff! Now I know. As per the last post.. great segue Bill! Beck- Hell Yes, to Big Kick... neat.
Nick Lowe has been doing wonderful music way before Beck was able to go PooPoo on his own.
On first listen this is pretty good but I bet it would get old fast.
my review changed his overall rating. From 5.8 to 5.7 I feel powerful
I LOVE Nick Lowe. A massively, massively underated talent.
The pre-Beck version of Beck.
"don't monkey around"..gee this guy must write his own lyrics and everything!
drife wrote:
Big Kick, Plain Crap!
what he said
Big Kick, Plain Crap!
This is workin' better'n a caffeine I.V. drip!
Ah Nick Lowe, one of the under appreciated entrants in the 80's British invasion. Elvis's right hand man.
birdiestobehad wrote:
I was taught that if you have nothing good to say, don't say anything at all............ Cold beer is good!
... ... Cold beer is good, and it's 37c. here, so hell, right on and yea, me too, must have good upbringers, say good or say nought, beggar the drought on goodness! ... ... Let Goodness Reign! ...
I was taught that if you have nothing good to say, don't say anything at all............ Cold beer is good!
Seamless sigue from Beck - Hell Yes, Bill
Sounds like a drummer beating up Dave Matthews.
I'm not feeling this at all. Hopefully, Nick has some better stuff.
Hey! I was wondering if anybody but me ever noticed the similarities between this song and Beck's stuff! Now I know. As per the last post.. great segue Bill! Beck- Hell Yes, to Big Kick... neat.
ScottFromWyoming wrote:
:nodhead: That was a segue!
:nodhead: :nodhead: Love the rhythm, even if there isn't a lot more behind it. Decent anyway.
MrMan wrote:
Not even CLOSE to my favorite Nick Lowe song...but ANY Nick is better than no Nick. Thanks!!!
Amen to that!
More Nick please. How about some Rockpile?
timc wrote:
Great transition from Beck to this!
:nodhead: That was a segue!
Not even CLOSE to my favorite Nick Lowe song...but ANY Nick is better than no Nick. Thanks!!!
Great transition from Beck to this!
I'd say fire the drummer, but they ain't got anything else going on.
Originally Posted by mtas: Always nice to hear Nick L. Would it be possible to hear the song "My Typewriter" sometime?
I don't think so. It's a Mickey Jupp song. If it exists in a Nick version, please let me know. Rockpile did back Jupp on a couple of albums and Nick's version of Switchboard Susan came from those sessions, so it's not impossible, but not simple, either.
Very cool instrumentation. Amazing what you can do with bass and drums and about 5 guitar notes.
(pimp) (pimp)
I\'d love to hear some of the stuff they put out under Dave Edmunds\' name. It was a big part of my late 70\'s and early 80\'s. Feel free to play some and then \"repeat when necessary\"...
Always great to hear from Nick...more is always welcome IMO
Nick Lowe and Dave Edmunds. Underappreciated and underplayed. Along with Little Feat, they were my favorites of the later 70\'s and early 80\'s.
You can never have too much Lowe.